As a cosmetic issue, the loose skin on the upper arms can affect both men and women. As aging progresses, skin sags as collagen production slows, affecting the elasticity of your skin. Another cause of sagging, especially under your arms, is rapid weight loss or excess weight gain. Besides the surgery as an option, loose, saggy skin can be treated through regularly doing some exercises which target the triceps muscle.
As soon as you shape your triceps, the sagging skin will reduce in appearance and align with the arm muscles.
Here is a set of 5 exercises that will tighten the flabby arm skin:
- Push up
– Starting position – push-up position, on your toes, with your hands under the shoulders and your body aligned with the head,
– Come on all fours position and bend your elbows to lower upper body close to the ground,
– Return to all fours ant touch with your palms your abdomen (alternating arms)
- Triceps dips
– Starting position – Gliding your buttock off the bench front, stretch out the legs in front of the body. Your arms should be straight, holding the bench with the hands apart at shoulder width.
– Subsequently, lower down your body as far as you can and bend the elbows at 90-degree angle and maintain the back near the bench.
– Straighten the arms and return to starting position.
- Bent over barbell roll
– Starting position – holding a barbell, bend the knees slightly,
– Bend at the waist in order to lean the body forward, keeping your back straight.
– Return to the starting position
- Triceps Extension
– Starting position – sitting on the ball/chair and holding a dumbbell in both hands. Keep your feet shoulder -width apart from each other. Lift the dumbbells over your head until both arms extend fully.
– Lower the resistance in a curved motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps, keeping your upper arms close to your head,
– Remember to move only the forearms and keep the upper arm static and inhale at this point.
– Using your triceps raise the dumbbell and go back to starting position and exhale.
- Triceps dumbbell kickback
– Starting position – Holding a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing the body and keep the back straight. Your knees should be slightly bent, torso forward at the waist and parallel to the floor, your head up. Your forearms should point to the ground at a 90-degree angle with your upper arm.
– Lift the weight with the left arm, engaging your triceps until the arm is completely stretched behind your butt. The focus should be on the forearms.
– Hold this position for some seconds before breathing in,
– Slowly lower the dumbbells and return to the starting position.
– Repeat the same with another arm.